2014 Special Events

Each Festival day at the Carolina Renaissance Festival is filled with non-stop antics.

In addition, we like to spice up each weekend with a variety of special events and promotions!

Many of our Special Event Weekends offer opportunities for free or discounted admission opportunities, adult and child costume contests (with prizes), and Special Guest Artiste Du Jour Performers! 

Special Event Weekend details can be subject to change so please check back frequently.  Huzzah!


Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!

October 25th & 26th!

Free Child Admission!  No Coupon required! Looking for a fun, free, and safe place to trick or treat?  Put the Renaissance Festival on your Halloween list of things to do with free event admission for all children 12 and under, free treats to be found all around the Festival village, and a Halloween Treasure Hunt with prizes!  Children and adults are encouraged to show off their Halloween costumes and enter the Halloween Costume Contest!  All costumes are welcome!  The costume contest will be held at The Haven (left of the Joust) at 2:30 PM for children and 3:15 PM for adults (or immediately following the children). Click here for more information about Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights!

This special event weekend is possible due to support from:

Celtic Music Jams Weekend!

November 1st & 2nd!

Special guest musicians and Festival mynstrel's honor key individuals instrumental in driving the region's rich Celtic Music. Click here to learn more. Hunky Highlanders and non-kilt wearing Men are encouraged to show their stuff in the Men of Skills Competition! Contests include a Test of Strength, a Test of Confidence, and a Test of Skill.  All in good fun! Prizes will be awarded.  2:00 PM at The Haven (next to the Joust).

Pirates' Christmas!

November 8th & 9th!

ARRRRGH! It's foolish pleasures and pirate's treasures!  Special Pirate Entertainment scheduled all weekend long!  Start your Holiday shopping early and save at the Fairhaven Village Marketplace!  Purchase $200 or more in festival arts & crafts and receive two FREE $22 Renaissance Festival Tickets valid for the remaining two weekends of this 2014 season (one offer per person)!  Dress as your favorite scurrrrvy dog and win prizes in the Pirate's Costume Contests held at 2:30 PM at the The Haven (next to the Joust Arena).  Separate contests will be held for adults and children.  Prizes will be awarded.

Deaf Awareness Day!

November 15th!

Fluent Language Solutions and Central Piedmont Community College are proud to partner with the Carolina Renaissance Festival to provide a renaissance experience for the deaf.  Certified sign language interpreters will perform interpreted stage performances at select stages located inside the village.  Student interpreters will also be available to offer guided tours of the village.  Anyone interested in deaf awareness is invited to share in this special occasion as well as stop by the deaf awareness informational booth located outside the village entrance.

This special event day is made possible by the support of the following partners:

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Time Travelers Weekend!

Nov. 15th & 16th!

Patrons don’t need a Passport to Time Travel to the 16th Century!  Dress as your favorite Time Traveler or dress as a character inspired by your favorite movie, TV program, comic book, work of science fiction and/or fantasy - all are welcome!

Participate in the Time Traveler’s costume contest located at The Haven (next to the Joust) at 2:30 and win prizes!

Enjoy book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors!  Click here for additional details!

Participate in the Royal School Supply Drive by donating school supplies at the Festival entrance or at Park Road Books in Charlotte and receive FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free).

This special event weekend is possible due to support from the following partners:

Final Huzzah!

November 22nd & 23rd!

Chomp a Turkey Leg before Turkey Day and don't miss the last chance of the year to experience your best day out in History! Donate canned foods at the Festival entrance and SAVE $12 by receiving FREE child admission ages 5-12 (children under 5 always free). Don't miss your last chance to take part in the merriment!  One canned food item is all it takes to receive the discount but please feel free to donate more. Can food donations are collected by:

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Area Information

Time Traveling from out of town? Consider an overnight stay with our Host Hotel Partner:

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Fun Patch Program!

Children of all ages can earn a Carolina Renaissance Festival Fun Patch via a fun, interactive educational experience! Great for Scouts, Youth Groups, and more! Click here for details!

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